West Chicago Prairie Stewardship Group Preserving the West Chicago Prairie since 1983

Collecting seed Collecting Seeds in the Prairie

Regular Scheduled Workdays

No reservations are needed for these work days unless you are planning to come in a group of 5 or more. Call at least 3 days in advance, so that we can properly plan. Contact Scott Hensey at 630-231-8261 for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am - 12:00 noon: Prairie Path Clean-up..

Saturday, May 19, 9:00am - 12:00 noon: Pull Dames Rocket.

Saturday, June 09, 9:00am - 12:00 noon: Pull Dames Rocket.

Saturday, September 22, 9:00am - Noon Seed collection.

Workday projects are scheduled throughout the year on Saturdays and Sundays.  We also conduct many mid-week projects and schedule additional week-end workdays as needed.  We welcome participation by school groups, church groups and Scout groups, and frequently schedule special combined workday/field trips for such groups.

The stewardship group also contributes time at The Nature Conservancy's Nachusa Grasslands near Franklin Grove, Illinois, in recognition of the assistance provided by The Nature Conservancy in in initial purchase of the West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, as well as its ongoing work to support conservation through the Volunteer Stewardship Network.

To support our management efforts we also need volunteers with computer skills, volunteers with graphics arts skills, volunteers with skills to maintain our mechanical equipment, volunteers with photography skills, and politically oriented volunteers to present the need for natural areas management to public and political groups.

Directions to these workdays can be found here.

Midweek Workdays

Every Wednesday weather permitting, at 9 a.m. to 12 noon except summer when 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are contacted as to meeting place the day before. Contact Scott Hensey at 630-231-8261 for more information or to volunteer.

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